Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good Bye Samuel, You've Done Us Well

Once again Samuel Adams is a controversial figure in American history. He's lived up to his name and our vision for him. Samuel has been issued a warning by government officials to "get out of town or go to jail." Apparently, those who love apathy their warm beds do not appreciate his clarion call.

A few quote to celebrate this great rooster:

"What has commonly been called rebellion has more often been nothing but a manly and glorious struggle in opposition to the lawless power of rebellious kings and princes."

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds"

The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought."

"The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance"

and lastly...

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."

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